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About Casa Italiana
Family. Everything about our story comes back to that one word. Our story started in Carini, Italy and our individual journeys have brought us all here to Richmond, Virginia. The family is back together again, and is ready to share our passion for family and great food. From our Famiglia to yours...
Open daily for Lunch. Serving up a quick and fresh menu. Panini's, Artisan Grilled Pizza's, Salads and so much more. Saturday & Sundays we will also be preparing weekly brunch specials.
We specialize in bringing the "Old & New" flavors of Italy to your table. Risotto Fries, Pasta's and Entree's. Our Spaghetti al Formaggio is cooked for you tableside. You won't want to miss this beautiful experience.
Richmond, VA 23229
Italian, Sicilian, Contemporary Italian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday 11am- 10pm
Sunday- 11am- 9pm
Lunch & Dinner Served Daily
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We are able to make any of our items into a catering portion for your office party, or family functions.
Entrance is within a few meters of parking lot. Very accessible.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Casa Italiana Ratings and Reviews
Second time at the "Casa". Food excellent. The house specialty of flaming spaghetti is fabulous to watch the preparation and even better to eat. Family owned and operated with super nice staff.. Menu has many good entrees and the daily special are excellent as well. The only reason for the 4 star service was the "doggie bags" were mixed up and we didn't get our correct left overs. Already planning a return with different friends to make another set of "true believers".
Selected this restaurant because it was near my hotel. I was surprised to find out it was owned by a Family from Sicily. The service was great. I was dining alone and sometimes you don't get much attention, but I was checked in just the right amount. Chicken Marsala was delicious and just the right amount. I will definitely go back when in the Richmond area!
Staff was very friendly. Food was good. This could be a great spot but atmosphere is zero right now. Here's what could help...
Get some rugs. Warm it up a little and helps w the noise. Background music. Plant, candle or flower on the table. Turn lights down a little for evening.
Certain items were great like the spaghetti, the bread, the beer selection and risotto fries. I ordered the veal, ut was tough and flavorless. The fried cheese app. was so good but it was too salty. Service was spotty as we started with a nice enough waiter but then suddenly an extremely energenic waitress bounced in and took over. Tortellini was the show stopper. A little hard to hear the folks at our table. I would go back but woukd ask the server to order for me.
Casa Italiana is a reincarnation of Pesce & Vino by the same family. The Vecchio and Nuovo in the title refers to the restaurant using old recipes that have been in the family for generations while offering new takes on old favorites. The meatballs are a flavorful specialty whether in a sandwich or as an entree. The serving of a spaghetti dish can be a spectacle. The food is a strong lure for this restaurant. Yet...the restaurant is a victim of its own success. The kitchen can be overwhelmed by a full dining room and can't turn out the food fast enough. Three waiters for the entire restaurant are also overwhelmed. The restaurant has the resources to offer the best baked Italian bread in the area, but settles for dinner rolls which are baked in the restaurant but may or may not have been prepared elsewhere. Salads and bread, staples that are at the ready in most restaurants, take too much time to arrive, as if they start to bake the bread when it is ordered. Dishes come out slowly, one by one; each person at a table of six might be served at different times. Perhaps going to Casa Italiana on a slow mid-week day might allow you to better enjoy the truly delicious food this restaurant is capable of serving to you.
Wonderful restaurant. The staff was great and they were willing to accommodate a few special requests regarding our meal. Served delicious bread and the pasta with meat sauce was outstanding. We didn't have room for dessert, but they looked delicious. Very reasonably priced. Worth a visit.
We had read the good review in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, so my wife and I and our fiercely Italian friend went to Casa Italiana. We arrived and were shown to a 6-top stuffed right by the kitchen door even though there were a number of 4-top tables available in the open space of the restaurant. Very strange.
Wait staff was nice, if a little scattered. Noise level was EXTREMELY HIGH - it was hard to hear one another over the noise of the crowd. (An aside - apparently, the Tuesday night we went was the first day back from the restaurant closing for a vacation, and we were impressed by the large crowd.)
Menu looked nice. My wife opted for just the fried mozzarella appetizer and the Panzanella salad - she was very pleased. Everything looked good to me, but I followed my Italian friend's lead - at a new Italian restaurant she always tries the lasagna on the first visit. Lasagna came with a small house salad, nothing to write home about but adequate. Lasagna was just okay. I like lasagna in which the layers are firm and the noodles are substantial. Not the case here. It was also quite salty; my friend attributed it to Casa not using the traditional cheeses and instead something like a Béchamel sauce - I don't know!
All that said, the food was good and it was a great value (lasagna with salad was only $14). I will go back again and try something different this time.
I was glad to see that the restaurant that took over the space is doing so well. It was very vibrant when we came around 7pm--retired couples, families with young children, a large table of friends in their 50s - 70s. It seems like it has become a good neighborhood magnet.
The head waiter was superb. She did everything she could to make our experience a good one, responding quickly and pleasantly to our needs. The waiter we had needs to learn how to follow her lead.
For our group of 7, it was just very difficult to hear the table conversation with the acoustics as they are when there is a large group of people in the space.
The pricing was just a little too high for the group. We've been to other local Italian restaurants and the quality, pricing and quantity don't match.
Truly a hidden gem.We went here for the first time today for lunch. Our waiter Sam was exceptional! The food was amazing and authentic Italian! We already have plans to go back and can't wait! I can't wait to tell all of my friends and family about your outstanding restaurant!
Overall, I would recommend this restaurant without reservations(no pun intended). Actually, it was not very busy on a Monday night before a big rainstorm, so the service was very attentive. The food was excellent, except the chef was not doing the flambe spaghetti that evening, no reason given. Portion sizes are generous, but not overwhelming, so we were able to share two desserts among six of us. The desserts were memorable.
My mom, sister and I had lunch for Father's day after church. We hadn't been there before so we were interested in trying it. We wanted to make a reservation on Open Table so we wouldn't have to wait for a table knowing it might be busy for Father's Day. We walked in to a tastefully decorated restaurant but right away I was struck by the sterile, non-aromatic feeling. I wanted to smell garlic and good smelling italian food but there was no smells coming from the kitchen at all. I almost wanted to leave. We didn't because we didn't want to wait in line at Melito's. We stayed and I am glad we did. It was a very pleasing experience. I had the roasted chicken sandwich which was very tasty, my sister had a salad with huge shrimp added to it and my mom had pancakes w walnuts and cream, also delightful. i do recommend this restaurant but please, please allow some Italian aromas to escape from you kitchen!!
Excellent experience. Restaurant selected for its Italian menu. Delicious and large portions. Recently opened and reviewed positively in the oress.
Wait staff very knowledgeable and friendly. Restaurant decor is favorable and rest rooms very clean. Will return.
We had a group of 6 adults and everyone ordered something different. Our 18 year old son is a vegetarian and he had no trouble finding something to eat. The chef offered to amend an antre to fit his preferences. The seafood was fresh, as well we're the salads. I am often hesitant to order red sauces because they can be too salty. This was not the case at Casa Italiana. Our entire group was completely satisfied with their options. They also had an assortment of wine and beer choices that pleased everyone's palates. We started our meal with several appetizers; all were delicious. The mozerella was lightly fried, leaving a melted cheese taste in your mouth not overwhelmed by breading. We ended our meal with the best cannoli that I have ever tasted and I lived in the New York Italian district! We dined on a Friday and the restaurant was quite crowded, but this did not affect our service or food in the least. Obviously, we are going back!
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